In which we discover that trees have a dark side, that they occasionally attack livestock and that they sometimes assist river spirits in sacrifice. We also learn that there can be hope in little things, that Grannies really do know everything and that divining the name of a future spouse can be trickier than you'd think.
The Seasonal foods in this episode are Colcannon, Soul Cakes and Walnuts.
The stories in this episode are Crooker, The Flight of Birds and The Elder Tree Witch.
My apologies for any issues with the audio, I had some slight microphone technical difficulties.
If you would like to find more information about any of the stories, books or research in this episode you can find them in Further Reading.
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